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Lori Reese

About Lori Reese

Lori Reese has more than 15 years’ experience teaching in college and K-12 classrooms. She studied philosophy as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago, earned an MA in English and Creative Writing from Hollins University and an MFA from University of North Carolina - Greensboro. At UNCG she won the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award and received a Fulbright to conduct research for a novel in Sri Lanka. She has taught undergraduate creative writing, composition and literature as well as seminars for the Lloyd International International Honors Program. She worked in private K-12 education for two years as an English teacher and Academic Dean.

Recent articles by Lori Reese

5 Hidden Problems an Online Bookstore Solves

Posted by Lori Reese on May 17, 2018 5:30:00 AM

I had witnessed the convenience of an online bookstore first-hand as a college instructor, but it wasn’t until I visited a brick-and-mortar college store during rush that I realized how much can go wrong while a student is doing something as seemingly simple as buying a textbook. I thought that listing the book, the author and the ISBN number on my syllabus was more than enough to ensure students had their course materials in time for my class. Little did I know.

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How Enhanced eBooks Can Save Reading

Posted by Lori Reese on May 15, 2018 5:30:00 AM

It’s a disease schools must cure: Undergraduates hate reading.

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Good Fortune: Raising Your School’s Profile in China Could Elevate the Bottom Line

Posted by Lori Reese on May 9, 2018 5:30:00 AM

As enrollment numbers decline, schools are looking abroad for ways to build the bottom line. Among the international students that flock to the U.S. no country represents more strongly than China. Chinese students in America numbered 304,000 as of 2014-2015, according to Institute of International Education (IIE) annual report. That total had increased five times in a decade and is expected to continue growing.

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Code U: Computer Coding in the Core Curriculum

Posted by Lori Reese on May 8, 2018 5:30:00 AM

A set of job-ready skills, an income-boost, a promotion, a doorway to the middle class: Students want concrete results from college. How can you ensure your school’s degree will be worth more than the paper it’s printed on?

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Really, Truly, Actually Required Reading

Posted by Lori Reese on May 7, 2018 5:30:00 AM

It only takes a small act of imagination to understand why an inclusive access textbook model — a single fee that includes books in the cost of tuition — serves students and faculty well.

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The Business Academic Disconnect

Posted by Lori Reese on May 3, 2018 10:30:00 AM

As today’s students look for greater financial return on education, administrators must wake up to a harsh reality: Business leaders think schools offer dismal preparation for jobs. Even the most stellar graduates may struggle in the workplace if curricula fail to reflect corporate expectations.

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Print Versus Digital: What Does the Latest Research Tell Us?

Posted by Lori Reese on Apr 30, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Although current surveys show that faculty have no preference about whether students buy digital or print books, that could change in light of new research from a pair of reading experts at the University of Maryland.

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What Do Statistics Reveal About Educators and Social Media?

Posted by Lori Reese on Apr 25, 2018 5:30:00 AM

There are reasons why less than half of educators surveyed use social media as a classroom tool. Cyber-bullies, worried parents and the wish to further students’ non-electronic interpersonal skills may top the list.

Statistics show some teachers also fear students’ superior aptitude with the technology. Others simply feel incompetent with ed tech.

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What Kind of Marketing Will Give Your School an Edge?

Posted by Lori Reese on Apr 24, 2018 10:30:00 AM

AAs college and university enrollment drops nationwide, more schools are ramping up their marketing and recruitment efforts. Administrators are finding innovative ways to reach out to Gen Z, young people aged 17 to 25, as well as adult, “nontraditional” students interested in boosting their careers. What can your school do to compete?

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What's the Best Way to Measure Online Success?

Posted by Lori Reese on Apr 18, 2018 5:30:00 AM

Bounce rate, page views, conversions, sessions, SEO: What does it all mean? Website analytics can be intimidating. Yet, administrators must have a grasp on essential online metrics if they hope to make smart decisions about what to invest in marketing.

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